Critic’s Notebook: Newport Jazz Festival Begins a New Era, With History as a Guide

In his first year overseeing this event, the bassist Christian McBride brought in kindred sounds and a slightly younger crowd.

The New Vanguard: Is It Jazz? Improvisation? Tyshawn Sorey Is Obliterating the Lines

Mr. Sorey, a composer, multi-instrumentalist and soon-to-be professor, is about to release “Verisimilitude,” a remarkable album.

Recommended Reading: Trent Reznor on Beats, Apple Music and more


In Conversation:
Trent Reznor
David Marchese,
Vulture

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor helped craft Beats Music, the streaming service that would eventually become Apple Music after the tech giant purchased the popular headphone brand. On the…

Nate Smith Brings ‘Kinfolk’ to Jazz Standard

The drummer expands on his recent release, “Kinfolk: Postcards From Everywhere,” which combines intricate percussion with oral history.